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'Merry... Christmas': Watch Rep. Debbie Dingell Drop House Gavel in Disgust Over GOP's Covid-19 Cruelty

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/24/merry-christmas-watch-rep-debbie-dingell-drop-house-gavel-disgust-over-gops-covid-19

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"Merry Fucking Christmas."

There, I said it for you Debbie.

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I addressed the disturbingly manipulative feeling of this obvious stunt on the part of House Democrats (in another thread). This silliness is so very transparently feigned, it could go down in history as a glowing gem of the genre, like Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, our pet virus continues snuggling into the states. Tennessee is on a tear lately, along with California.

STATE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ranking is momentum-based on Johns Hopkins’ test-positivity factored with “per-capita newcases” & “immediate mortality” – the ratio of totals on hand for deaths and cases.

>                       JH      per-capita    immed
>                   positivity   newcases   mortality
>                       %           %           %
>  1. Alabama          38.0        71.3        1.17
>  2. Pennsylvania     37.6        69.2        1.81
>  3. Idaho            47.5        74.8        1.11
>  4. Tennessee        18.8       100.3        1.10
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
>  5. Kansas           36.2        77.2        1.54
>  6. California       11.6        79.9        0.56
>  7. Mississippi      23.6        64.6        1.54
>  8. South Dakota     39.5        78.3        2.57
>  9. Arkansas         18.1        70.0        1.65
> 10. Texas            17.3        51.6        1.22
> 11. Oklahoma         16.6        78.9        0.68
> 12. Nevada           16.2        78.6        1.19
> 13. Iowa             35.1        58.8        2.57
> 14. Kentucky         15.3        66.3        0.80
> 15. Utah             18.1        80.3        0.52
> 16. Ohio             16.2        79.0        0.86
> 17. West Virginia    10.7        66.2        1.55
> 18. Georgia          12.9        52.2        0.78
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 19. South Carolina   11.3        50.8        1.00
> 20. Indiana          11.6        84.8        1.35
> 21. Arizona          14.1        79.8        1.10
> 22. New Hampshire    10.3        50.7        0.85
> 23. North Carolina   10.2        51.0        0.86
> 24. Missouri         16.4        54.6        1.88
> 25. Delaware          8.8        67.5        0.65
> 26. Rhode Island      6.7        95.3        1.36
> 27. Louisiana         9.5        53.0        1.35
> 28. Virginia         11.0        39.6        0.86
> 29. New Mexico       10.9        74.7        1.79
> 30. Florida           9.2        46.4        0.94
> 31. Montana          13.9        65.8        1.46
> 32. Wisconsin        11.7        66.4        1.58
> 33. Nebraska         10.2        71.7        1.44
> 34. Massachusetts     5.3        61.9        1.09
> 35. New York          5.2        48.7        0.99
> 36. Illinois          8.3        64.2        1.93
> 37. Connecticut       6.0        58.3        1.42
> 38. New Jersey        7.8        50.4        1.30
> 39. Wyoming          10.4        72.8        1.39
> 40. Michigan          9.3        52.3        2.23
> 41. Colorado          8.1        62.9        1.48
> 42. Maine             5.3        26.4        1.36
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 43. Maryland          5.8        40.3        1.57
> 44. Minnesota         7.7        68.1        1.48
> 45. Washington        8.8        32.4        0.74
> 46. Alaska            4.9        69.9        0.58
> 47. North Dakota      7.7        68.7        2.27
> 48. Oregon            5.7        30.7        1.50
> 49. D.C.              3.2        32.8        1.29
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 50. Vermont           2.0        15.8        1.81
> 51. Hawaii            2.6         8.0        1.40
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We knew their “Christian” ethos was fake news and this just proves it. My heart is with all those who are facing evictions–a terrible thing at any time, but during a pandemic it becomes one too many cruelties, those who can’t feed themselves and their families.

Dorothy Day’s words come back to haunt when she said “America’s heart is as cold as its pavements”.

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From the Intercept:

On Christmas, America Celebrates the Birth of Reverse Jesus

What if we were to actually use the life of Christ as a basis for Christmas?

~https://theintercept.com/2020/12/24/christmas-america-reverse-jesus/

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Hi Giovanna_Lepore:

I would welcome the money changer bankers being thrown out of the Democracy Temple.

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I hope McCarthy is roundly scorned back home and prevented from having any Christmas at all, just like he made sure many Americans won’t!

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He would be dismissed as a commie libtard. He is now, actually, as the pseudo-christians pick and choose their bible verses and the meanings thereof.

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I was just reading about Q’Anon and Q Pony Boy.

Apparently “The Storm” is a part of that maniacal ideology, wherein all the bad people are executed.

Kind of like Trump’s execution rampage, don’t you think - that’s not really a question.

I am leaning more towards @ReconFire and his belief that this monster should be actually prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law.

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of Amerika, one nation under Judas Iscariot.

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Orwellian Jesus

OJ

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It is rather telling; these politicians act like this pandemic started a month ago and now their hair is on fire??? Righteous indignation is wearing thin. #general strike, #forcethevote.

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The Bible Trumpers would crucify it!

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Welcome back Teresa. Don’t wait another two years to join us.

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A simple majority vote would have been a much lower hurdle to clear. The only reason to call for a unanimous vote is to insure failure.

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Brilliant indeed, cheers.

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The chains all of them are forging for themselves would reach from Sol to Pluto and beyond. May all of them be visited by terrifying nightmares tonight.
These mean streets are brutal; it’s all about “business as usual”. As humans become less useful for The Rulers, as they develop more machines to do our work, governments globally will not be human or humane.
I don’t know where our local people are getting their money. Traffic has been gridlocked, stores mobbed. Are they maxxing out their credit cards, hoping to sweet talk the landlord/bank one more time?
Truly, this will be the Winter of our Discontent, 245 years or so in the making. Listen not for the sound of sleigh bells but of chains rattling tonight…

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I know you can’t make this stuff up, but Debbie Dingell. Like Ms. Dingell drops the gavel, there will be no coal in Christmas stockings, all those seeking warmth and nourishment should meet at Mitch’s house.

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but that would’ve required a suspension of their cherished vacays.

apparently our suffering–which is useful right now as a political bludgeon–isn’t so moving that Pelosi could be bothered to hold her own gavel or call the House back into session for something most of them knew was coming.

as stunts go, this one was pretty obvious.

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If Jesus returned today the republicans would want to execute or imprison him.

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